A Voyage from Australia to England; An Interesting Account of All Incidents Occuring on Board the Blackwall Liner "Dover Castle," R.K. Deacon, Commander Published on Board That Ship as a Weekly Newspaper Under the Title of the "Dover

A Voyage from Australia to England; An Interesting Account of All Incidents Occuring on Board the Blackwall Liner "Dover Castle," R.K. Deacon, Commander Published on Board That Ship as a Weekly Newspaper Under the Title of the "Dover

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...breeze, smooth sea, cloudy night, and rain. 61. Tuesday, June 18th.--Same breeze continues blowing rather squally. Top-gallant sails stowed. Sun shining brightly with oppressive warmth. Lat. at noon: 18 40' S. Long.: 20 32' W. Distance, 237 miles. Thermometer 73. Concludes with rising sea and strong breeze. Wednesday, June 19th.--A continuance of same fine weather. Lat. at noon: 14 42' S. Long.: 21 18' W. Distance 242 miles. Thermometer 76. Concludes with occasional light squalls and rain. 63. Thursday, June 20th.--Cloudy and raining, clearing up about 8 A.m. Same wind continues. Lat. at noon: 11 1' S. Long.: 21 56' W. Distance, 224 miles. Thermometer 78. Concludes with lighter breeze. A fine night. 64. Friday, June 21st.--Same fine weather continues all day. Top-gallant stunsails set on starboard side. Mizen royal sent aloft and set. Lat. at noon: 7 40' S. Long.: 23 30' W. Distance, 222 miles. Thermometer 80. Fine starlight night. TRISTAN DA CFNHA. These islands, situated in the South Atlantic Ocean, are three in number, forming a triangle, of which the largest, Tristan, is the N.E. point. The other two were named by the French in 1767--the westernmost, Inaccessible Island, and the smallest, or southernmost, Nightingale Island. The groupe appears to have been discovered by the Portuguese in their earlier navigations, and was further explored and described by the Dutch in 1643, and by the French in 1767. We passed the parallel in which they lie (to the westward) on Wednesday, the 12th instant. The N.W. extremity near the settlement is in latitude 37 2' 48" S., and longitude 12 18' 39" W. Inaccessible Island presents a high bluff. The Blenden Hall, bound to Bombay from London, was totally lost here on the 23rd of July, 1821. Eight of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614186
  • 9781236614186